Dolorosa Sanchez

by  Stanley Taikeff

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

A drama major seeks help with a required text, Aristotle's Poetics, from a professor who realizes that she cannot grasp the main ideas. Dolorosa tries to communicate her frustration and finally convinces him to let her enact a scene.

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Dolorosa Sanchez

by  Stanley Taikeff

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A drama major seeks help with a required text, Aristotle's Poetics, from a professor who realizes that she cannot grasp the main ideas. Dolorosa tries to communicate her frustration and finally convinces him to let her enact a scene. He is overwhelmed by her performance of material that inadvertently dramatizes Aristotle's principles. The ominous ending questions if art has indeed triumphed over life. Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 21st Series.
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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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1m, 1f
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